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[MOD] Simple Album Art visualization for PM3 - Skin Mod
#1
Here's a quick attempt at a simple album art visualisation.

My aim is to have a simple full screen album art with album/track information on screen.

Screenshot:
Image

Step 1:
Make a text file called advancedsettings.xml with the following content, and put it in your UserData folder:
Code:
<advancedsettings>
   <thumbsize>512</thumbsize>
</advancedsettings>

(I believe 512 is the maximum art size XBMC allows - please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd like 720x720 cover art!)

Step 2:
I'm modifying the PM3 HD skin MusicVisualisation.xml. Here is my current version:
Code:
<window id="2006">
    <defaultcontrol>2</defaultcontrol>
    <allowoverlay>no</allowoverlay>
    <controls>
        <control type="image">
            <description>Cover</description>
            <posx>280</posx>
            <posy>0</posy>
            <width>720</width>
            <height>720</height>
            <info>MusicPlayer.Cover</info>
        </control>
        <!-- codec & viz infos -->
        <control type="group">
            <posx>0</posx>
            <posy>600</posy>
            <visible>Player.ShowCodec</visible>
            <animation effect="fade" time="300">VisibleChange</animation>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Dialog Footer</description>
                <posx>266</posx>
                <posy>52</posy>
                <width>150</width>
                <height>70</height>
                <texture>dialog_bottom.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>media info background image</description>
                <posx>0</posx>
                <posy>0</posy>
                <width>400</width>
                <height>105</height>
                <colordiffuse>BBFFFFFF</colordiffuse>
                <texture border="10">dialog_middle.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="label">
                <description>Codecinfo</description>
                <width>380</width>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>5</posy>
                <label>$INFO[musicplayer.Codec,Audio Codec: ,] $INFO[musicplayer.Channels, - Channels: ]
$INFO[musicplayer.Bitrate,Bitrate:,kbps]$INFO[musicplayer.bitspersample, - Bits:,bit]$INFO[musicplayer.Samplerate, - Freq.: ,kHz]</label>
                <align>left</align>
                <font>font12</font>
            </control>
            <control type="label">
                <description>Presets label</description>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>50</posy>
                <width>380</width>
                <label>$LOCALIZE[250] - $INFO[Visualisation.Name]</label>
                <font>font12</font>
                <align>left</align>
                <visible>!Visualisation.Locked</visible>
            </control>
            <control type="label">
                <description>Presets label</description>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>50</posy>
                <width>380</width>
                <label>$LOCALIZE[250] - $INFO[Visualisation.Name] - $LOCALIZE[20166]</label>
                <font>font12</font>
                <align>left</align>
                <visible>Visualisation.Locked</visible>
            </control>
            <control type="label">
                <description>Presets label</description>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>70</posy>
                <width>380</width>
                <label>$INFO[Visualisation.Preset]</label>
                <font>font12</font>
                <align>left</align>
            </control>
        </control>
        <!-- media infos -->
        <control type="group">
            <visible>Player.ShowInfo</visible>
            <animation effect="fade" time="1000">VisibleChange</animation>
            <control type="group">
                <posx>0</posx>
                <posy>0</posy>
                <control type="image">
                    <description>Dialog Footer</description>
                    <posx>266</posx>
                    <posy>52</posy>
                    <width>150</width>
                    <height>70</height>
                    <texture>dialog_bottom.png</texture>
                </control>
                <control type="image">
                    <description>media info background image</description>
                    <posx>0</posx>
                    <posy>0</posy>
                    <width>400</width>
                    <height>105</height>
                    <colordiffuse>BBFFFFFF</colordiffuse>
                    <texture border="10">dialog_middle.png</texture>
                </control>
                <control type="fadelabel">
                    <description>Artist label</description>
                    <posx>10</posx>
                    <posy>5</posy>
                    <width>380</width>
                    <info>MusicPlayer.Artist</info>
                    <align>left</align>
                    <font>font13</font>
                </control>
                <control type="fadelabel">
                    <description>Title label</description>
                    <posx>10</posx>
                    <posy>26</posy>
                    <width>380</width>
                    <info>MusicPlayer.Title</info>
                    <include>textcolor-yellow</include>
                    <align>left</align>
                    <font>font14</font>
                </control>
                <control type="fadelabel">
                    <description>Album label</description>
                    <posx>10</posx>
                    <posy>52</posy>
                    <width>380</width>
                    <info>MusicPlayer.Album</info>
                    <align>left</align>
                    <font>font12</font>
                </control>
                <control type="fadelabel">
                    <description>time label</description>
                    <posx>10</posx>
                    <posy>95</posy>
                    <width>380</width>
                    <label>$INFO[musicplayer.Time]$INFO[musicplayer.Duration, / ]</label>
                    <align>left</align>
                    <font>font12</font>
                </control>
                <control type="label">
                    <description>Playlist Pos No</description>
                    <posx>10</posx>
                    <posy>75</posy>
                    <width>200</width>
                    <label>$INFO[musicplayer.Playlistposition,$LOCALIZE[435] ]$INFO[musicplayer.Playlistlength, / ]</label>
                    <visible>!MusicPartyMode.Enabled</visible>
                    <align>left</align>
                    <font>font12</font>
                    <include>textcolor-green</include>
                </control>
                <control type="label">
                    <description>PartyMode Enabled</description>
                    <posx>385</posx>
                    <posy>75</posy>
                    <width>200</width>
                    <label>589</label>
                    <visible>MusicPartyMode.Enabled</visible>
                    <align>right</align>
                    <font>font12</font>
                    <include>textcolor-green</include>
                </control>
            </control>
        </control>
    </controls>
</window>

If anyone would like to help out and improve this, I'd be very grateful.
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#2
what does this do exactley. a screenshot would be good
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#3
indeed the masses need screenshots not code Smile
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#4
Ok, ok, screenshot added. I know it's simple - what do you guys think?

I guess maybe I should offset the album art to the right and have more space for text.

Please feel free to tweak it yourselves.
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#5
not to shabby but could do with some kind of visualization in the background maybe. just seems a little sparse. and also a progress bar would top it off

nice job though
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#6
rudeboyx Wrote:not to shabby but could do with some kind of visualization in the background maybe. just seems a little sparse. and also a progress bar would top it off

nice job though

I agree, I might try out my rudimentry skinning skills to play with this one a bit. I'd like the visualization in the background too.

But this would be nice for my 7 inch display in my truck.

Still wish we could get the Artist Fanart to show in this window...maybe one day.
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